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Liverpool bank £11.5m boost but big transfer question lingers for FSG

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The Liverpool transfer policy is lauded by some, loathed by others.

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The player trading model that exists under the ownership of Fenway Sports Group is very much in tune with the 'Moneyball' techniques that FSG supremo John W. Henry so admired in baseball, so much so that he tried to hire the man who defined the term, Billy Beane, numerous times for his Boston Red Sox organisation.

The Reds need more from this summer.

But applying the model of signing undervalued talent and nurturing it, seeing either profit on the pitch or on the balance sheet, has been divisive among Reds fans, with some seeing the model as lacking ambition and not allowing Jurgen Klopp the chance to further add to his legacy.

For Liverpool his career amounts to 16 games and one goal, with half of those games arriving in domestic cup and European action.

Five years on and his time at Liverpool is at an end, the Serbian sealing a £10.5m move to FC Porto, where he has spent the past season on loan.
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